Flounder

Good evening;
I’m gonna go lookin for those flatties, Anyone know of any inshore wrecks or hot spots worth trying?  
Thanks, 
Big Art

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  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,076 AG
    Out of where? 

    And for what it's worth....our flounder down in Sebastian doesn't get going till we have our first real cold front. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • 4llove44llove4 Merritt Island Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    Gonna charge outta the Cape and look around in the morning. Duckman, thanks for looking out.  I know about the cold fronts turn me on near Sebastian but I know I’ve heard of some getting them off near shore wrecks? Just need someone to shed some light...I’ll go where ever those FLATTIES turn-up…WHERE EVER! Duckman, I saw/read a post where you were gonna shoot some birds?
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,076 AG
    Yes, I'll be heading to Michigan shortly to shoot some river bottom wood ducks & Mallards. 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • mako2567mako2567 Posts: 286 Deckhand
    Just goung back to your flounder thread..I have neen searching for those flounder..and have come up zip...I have been fishing 9 fathom and a nice piece I found in 40ft yesterday..I have yet to pull a flounder off them...The bottom is covered with sailcats..ughhh..I did manage to pull a couple weakfish of of the piece in 40ft.
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  • Bigfish5Bigfish5 Posts: 299 Deckhand
    we are catching a few in the river up here in Jacksonville.   Hoping that the cold front gets them moving out of the river so that i can ambush them in numbers.   Do you guys fish the inlets for them as they head offshore?   I have caught 4 over 20 inches the last couple of weeks,  with one going 24.    Still want to find that 30 incher!!!
  • FlecFlec Posts: 581 Officer
     A lot of people do fish the inlets for them. The past few years have not been good for flounder though at Sebastian.
  • mako2567mako2567 Posts: 286 Deckhand
    Yes..I have fished the inlet and port...have caught a few but they are all small...
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  • MackokidMackokid Posts: 918 Officer
    Hit Sebastian on Sunday and Wednesday, not many keepers. Only saw a handful both days combined.
    "History is much like an endless waltz; the three beats of war, peace, and revolution continue on forever" -Mariemaia Kushrenada
  • acme54321acme54321 Posts: 349 Deckhand
    Sat out there for 30 min or so this morning and didn't see anyone catch a thing!
  • CountryBumpkinCountryBumpkin Fla. Piney WoodsPosts: 1,434 Officer
    Wonder where all the flounder went?
    Seems like just a couple years ago the spear fisherman were bringing up full hoop stringers every dive. Especially on the inshore wrecks. Posting pictures of it all over.

    I say......I say son.......new & improved my tail feathers.

  • HUNTINTHEWILDHUNTINTHEWILD Posts: 332 Deckhand
    I think you answered your own question.  You can’t harvest the shart out of something when it’s loosing all its habitat.
  • Rich MRich M Posts: 1,293 Officer
    Wonder where all the flounder went?
    Seems like just a couple years ago the spear fisherman were bringing up full hoop stringers every dive. Especially on the inshore wrecks. Posting pictures of it all over.
    Hard to compete with that using rod & reel.  Hard on the fish too.

    Fishing aint like it used to be.
  • One DropOne Drop Posts: 163 Deckhand
    Very hard on the fish.  I moved to Ormond 7yrs ago and was catching flounder like crazy and then I saw some pics of folks gigging and while I was enamored by it and even contemplated rigging my boat for it I wondered how hard it was in the population.  The answers are obvious.  I'm not knocking anyone doing it within the confines of the law and I don't have any hard evidence that gigging and spearing are the reason for the decline I'm just giving my opinion. 
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 20,076 AG
    Gigging was never a problem...... in a healthy ecosystem.... 
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • HUNTINTHEWILDHUNTINTHEWILD Posts: 332 Deckhand
    Ditto on Duckman's response.

    The real amount of fish that can be harvested is a moving target.  Unfortunately that target moves faster than the data.
  • One DropOne Drop Posts: 163 Deckhand
    Very true duckmanJR. That statement really makes you think about the bigger picture.  
  • jesser_911jesser_911 Tavares Posts: 5 Greenhorn
    Ive been steady trying for them at Cape Canaveral, but nothing too impressive. The fishing has been great, but no flatties. 
  • saltyreefersaltyreefer Posts: 239 Deckhand
    The flounder fishing has been pretty good. Lots and lots of fish right under the limit. Weed thru them for the keepers. They are there
  • Kev807Kev807 Posts: 45 Greenhorn
    Or go north about a month ago I did pretty well next inlet up. From ponce..
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